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  • 11 Jan 2018 8:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Master Japanese Flautist Mr. Yasukazu KANO with The Kade Brown Trio
    (Kade Brown, Luke Andersen & Angus Radley)

    Support act A.YA 

    11th Jan 2018 - 8pm Doors
    Wesley Anne
    250 High St Northcote
    Ph. 9482 1333

    Cover Charge $20

  • 08 Jan 2018 2:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Melbourne Symphony's violinist Isin Cakmakcioglu and Tokyo pianist Maki Ono will showcase a variety of master works from the classical repertoire as well as the outstanding contemporary Australian composition "Burst" by Howard Dillon. 

    Venue: Steinway Salon, Matsuo Hall, Hibiya Marine Building B1, 1-5-1 Yurakucho, Tokyo

    Date &Time: 8 January 2018, 14.30 door open, 15.00 start

    For more detail, https://www.facebook.com/tokyorecital

    Tokyo Recital in Celebration of "Australia Now" has received grant funding from the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • 15 Dec 2017 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    It was the night before Christmas...

    On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Clara falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself, or does she? into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King, then is turned into a Prince after Clara saves his life.

    Expect a joyous explosion of colour as Melbourne City Ballet bring to life this audience favourite across Victoria and South Australia!

    Date: Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December from 7:30pm & Sunday 17 December from 1:30pm

    Venue: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston VIC


    Adult: $42

    Concession: $38 (Student, Health Care Card Holders)

    Child: $38 (2 to 15 Years)

    Group 6 or more: $38

    Under two years free (must be seated on a ticket holders lap)

  • 15 Dec 2017 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives.

    A free exhibition, the NGV Triennial is a celebration of contemporary art and design practice that traverses all four levels of NGV International, as well as offering a rich array of programs.

    The NGV Triennial explores cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture.

    Visitors have an opportunity to look at the world and its past, present and future through the eyes of some of the most creative minds working today.



    15 DEC 17 – 15 APR 18



    FRI 15 DEC, 12PM–12.30PM




    Japanese designer Nendo explores the ways objects can be expressive – creating the impression of movement and playing with our sense of perspective.

    NGV curator Simone LeAmon discusses how his Manga chairs series, on display in NGV Triennial, uses traditional graphic forms from Japanese manga comics and applies these to furniture design.


    Simone LeAmon, The Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV

  • 14 Dec 2017 10:58 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Explore the underworld of futuristic Tokyo, stop space terrorists with a crew of bounty hunters and escape bullies inside a secret program that can stop time this December.

    Six essential films celebrate the best in Japanese anime, including the groundbreaking classic Akira, the big screen outing of cult TV show Cowboy Bebop, the adaptation of acclaimed sci-fi novel Genocidal Organ, and a live-action version of the perennially cool JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, directed by the prolific Takashi Miike.

    Date: 14 - 22 December

    Check the film schedule at ACMI website.

  • 13 Dec 2017 10:44 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Once again, we ended the year on a high with a fantastic Japanese BBQ dinner at Tetsujin.

    There were plate’s full delicious beef and pork to be cooked on the BBQ grill and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the theatrics and taking turns to cooking while some have proven their skills as a “MasterChef”. At all the tables the drinks and conversations flowed freely and some even took on the Asahi Tower! By the end of the night everyone was full and with reluctance said their goodbyes for the year….

    With 30 people in attendance we welcomed many new faces (who we hope will join the AJSV community) and of course our loyal Konshinkai regulars a number of whom have been attending for many years without fail. We thank you all for attending and making this and all our events so successful.

    2017 has been a very successful year for the AJSV, with a Beer & Cheese Tasting in April, Izakaya dinner in June, the Alumni night in August was attended by 80 people, our biggest event outside of the Gala Dinner and of course the ever popular Sake Tasting event in October.

    We thank you our members for attending these events as without your attendance they would not happen, however special thanks goes to our dedicated volunteers who make these events possible! Many thanks to our Konshinkai volunteers, Celeste, Trevor, Sam and Deborah….

    We look forward to seeing you all at our 2018 events.

  • 09 Dec 2017 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Come along to this wonderfully fun event! Guest performing will be Noriko Tadano (tsugaru shamisen), and Lindsay Dugan (shakuhachi)

    Date & Time: 9th December, 6:30pm & 10th December, 2pm

    Venue: Rosstrevor Hall, Brighton Grammar School, 1 Allee St, Brighton

    Advance Sales: $20/15. Tickets at the door: $25(incl. seniors), $20 (under 16)

    For Tickets & Bookings contact: Toshi Sakamoto, toshi@wadaikorindo.com

  • 08 Dec 2017 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Come join Australia's favourite Japanese Comedian for her quirky and hilarious pre-christmas show at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne. This is a complimentary, free show filmed for TV Tokyo (Japan).

    Showko Showfukutei is a Japanese comedian, ventriloquist and professional fully trained Rakugo performer (Japanese traditional comedy). Showko’s off-beat sense of humour blends traditional Japanese Rakugo with standup comedy and ventriloquism to create a unique and delightfully funny hybrid.

    Influenced by her real stories from adventures around the world as a globetrotting comedian (London, Edinburgh, Paris, LA, Tokyo), you know that you are in for a hugely entertaining show

    Its So Real its surreal.

    Special Guest: Nicholas J. Johnson. One of the best Magicians in Australia

    Tickets are complimentary but seats are limited so secure your spot now.

    Register now through Eventbite.

    Please note that TV Tokyo (Japan) will be filming this event.

    Date & Time: Friday 8 December, 7-8pm

    Place:  Athenaeum Theatre 2, 188 Collins Street Melbourne

  • 01 Dec 2017 5:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Coburg Night Market is an experience for the whole family and brings together an evening of tantalising street food from around the world, an array of some of the city’s finest artisans and some of the best local acts, providing the perfect backdrop for summer Friday nights in the lead up to Christmas.

    Established in 2010 by Queen Victoria Market, the Coburg Night Market is now managed by Moreland City Council.

    The Coburg Night Market is held at Bridges Reserve, Coburg from 5.30pm-10pm on 24 November, 1 December, 8 December and 15 December.

    To get there, take Tram 19 along Sydney Road to Bell Street, stop number 34. Parking for the event is available in the adjacent Russell Street car park.

    On 1 December, Noriko Tadano, a Shamisen Player will perform twice on Garden Stage. For more details, please check the website.

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